Picking Out a New Pipe

Picking Out a New Pipe

The pipe you choose plays a big role in your smoking experience, so you want to get it right. You need a pipe that smokes well, cleans easily, and tolerates the rough and tumble of everyday use.  And it doesn't hurt to pick out a pipe that looks good either. Your pipe is more than just a tool for smoking: It's an extension of your personality, expressing your style and uniqueness. But not all pipes are created equal. Picking out the right pipe can be a daunting task if you’re not sure where t...

The Basics of Borosilicate Glass Blowing

The Basics of Borosilicate Glass Blowing

Glass is one of the most versatile substances on Earth. It can exist in any color and have virtually any texture. Glass can be used for anything from tableware to skyscrapers and everything in between. It's also possible to create just about any shape imaginable with glass. But glass doesn't grow on trees—that'd be pretty weird. Instead, it forms under particular conditions over long periods. Naturally-occurring glasses like Libyan desert glass are prized for their rarity and beauty.  Because...

Simple vs. Complex Dab Rig Designs

Simple vs. Complex Dab Rig Designs

The design of your dab rig should have a purpose—it shouldn’t just look pretty. Some pieces are too busy, while others emphasize aesthetics more than functionality. That being said, simple can sometimes mean boring, so there is also room for creativity when it comes to the design. For many people, dab rigs with complex designs can appear confusing. But it’s important to understand that any well-designed rig will offer functional value, no matter how intricate it appears. While simple rigs are...

Mini Rigs: What’s Included With a Dab Rig?

Mini Rigs: What’s Included With a Dab Rig?

Many people who are new to mini dab rigs ask the same question: what’s included with a dab rig? Mini rigs aren’t like other kinds of water pipes. You can purchase them in various designs and colors, but they all come with the same basic parts.  We also want to point out that the “mini” in mini-rig isn’t just about size. It also refers to the fact that the percolator is smaller than a typical bong percolator. As you would expect, this smaller percolator causes the water to become more turbulen...

Coolest Dab Rigs

Coolest Dab Rigs

At MJ Arsenal, we don't skimp on the small details. Every dab rig we make is crafted with precision, ensuring that each hit you take is smooth and flavorful. But our line of high-quality dab rigs are more than just high-functioning water pipes—they're works of art. Every piece in our collection of glass dab rigs is a unique creation in its own right. We design some rigs to be casual, understated, and even discreet. On the other hand, some pieces are like works of art worth displaying in a mus...

4/20 and 7/10 - Smoke and dab holidays

4/20 and 7/10 - Smoke and dab holidays

420 & 710: What's With All These Numbers? If you're a smoker, you've probably heard of 420 and 710.  But do you know what they mean and why we mark these days? In this blog post, we'll break down the meanings of these terms and give you a little history lesson on how they came to be. Read closely: there are some fun facts about the significance of each number. Let’s dive right in! What Does 420 Mean? The term "420" remains popular in the smoker culture today and it’s been around for decad...

Most Efficient Way to Smoke Dabs

Most Efficient Way to Smoke Dabs

Let's face it—dabs are expensive. They're also extremely potent, and smoking just a little too much can cause you to melt into the couch for hours on end. If you want to have a more enjoyable dabbing experience but also want to save some money on your dabs, there are ways to do both.

Why Dab Rig Size Matters

Why Dab Rig Size Matters

When dab rigs first came to the scene, they were large and cumbersome. Early on, there was no good way to smoke concentrates because of how sticky and viscous extracts could be — and getting your hands on dedicated dabware could be challenging.

Benefits of Dabbing vs. Smoking

Benefits of Dabbing vs. Smoking

Now that smokables are more readily available, you have more options than ever to find your toke of choice. Your consumption method will affect your overall experience, whether you choose flower, concentrates, or a little of both.

Novelty Dab Rigs

Novelty Dab Rigs

Different dab rigs have different purposes, but there's a huge range in novelty dab rigs. Some make use of the complex percolation in a bong to diffuse smoke or vapor, while others rely on designs to enhance the visual intrigue of how the vapor travels through the rig. 

Valentine's Day Dab Rigs

Valentine's Day Dab Rigs

To celebrate your special day of love that only comes around once a year, MJ Arsenal crafts premium, limited-edition dab rigs for the Feast of Saint Valentine (AKA Valentine’s Day). We've got a new lineup each and every holiday, so don't forget to check in often and don't miss out.

Quartz vs. Borosilicate Glass

Quartz vs. Borosilicate Glass

Every time you shop for glass, you’ll likely come across terms you don't find in everyday conversation—borosilicates, mineral quartz, silicon dioxide, and many other words not out of place in an eighth-grade science class. You just want a dab rig you can vape without worrying about durability or upkeep. But, like most things in life, the more educated you are about your purchase, the more likely you are to buy something you're happy with. Glassmakers don't just throw these terms around for no...

Dab Rig Maker MJ Arsenal Acquires CropCorp.com

Dab Rig Maker MJ Arsenal Acquires CropCorp.com

Looking for CropCorp? Premiere glassware provider MJ Arsenal has acquired CropCorp.com. The acquisition will accelerate growth and enable the company to offer a wider range of products, while also being environmentally friendly.  CropCorp started as an investment company in Nevada before expanding internationally to serve customers across the globe. Now, CropCorp will serve as a subsidiary of MJ Arsenal, continuing their legacy while also supporting more brands and customers (21 years or olde...

10 Tips for Dab Rig Etiquette

10 Tips for Dab Rig Etiquette

Dab Rig Etiquette: Everything You Need to Know Dab rigs have a few essential parts that you need to know how to use, or else you're likely to find yourself in some awkward social situations. They're expensive pieces of glassware, and it's important to respect them. It's challenging to know what you should do when you pick up a dab rig for the first time because there isn’t a lot of formalized instruction about how to use one. To solve this problem, here’s an introduction to dabbing etiquette....

Getting Your Dab Temperature Just Right

Getting Your Dab Temperature Just Right

Getting your dab temperature just right depends on the type of concentrate you're using, the banger you choose, and the tools you have. Read on for tips like the countdown method to get your dab temperature just right.

The Complete Guide to Dab Rigs

The Complete Guide to Dab Rigs

Dabbing is a method of vaping extracts or oils. It involves heating the extract to a high temperature, usually with a special water pipe called a dab rig. People who use these pipes are called “dabbers.” The best dab rig products are generally made from glass and come in various designs to suit personal preferences.

How to Properly Store Dabs

How are you supposed to store different concentrates? MJ Arsenal will guide you through how each type of dab differs, how to store them, and how long they last.

Why Miniature Dab Rigs over Normal Sized Rigs?

You’ve just stepped foot inside of your favorite glass shop. Ahead of you is a plethora of dab rigs, all varying in color, size, and shape. Although the variety is unmistakably hypnotizing, many smokers usually face one small problem: Where do I begin?  You could get a customized piece, or perhaps opt for something small and colorful. No matter what your style is, there are dozens of pieces you could choose from and make your own. But when choosing a dab rig, size is a good place to start.  T...

Which Dab Rig Is Right For Me?

Buying your first dab rig is an exciting experience, but you also want to be sure that you’re making the right investment. That’s why it’s helpful to do some research beforehand. Your preferences will depend on material, your usage lifestyle, and the range of prices you’re comfortable with.  First, it’s good to become familiar with dab rigs. This guide will cover important points, like:  What types of dab rigs are there?  Are small dab rigs better? How tall should a dab rig be? How do you pi...

Dab Rig Shapes For Dummies

Whether you’re shopping for your first dab rig or your twentieth, it’s easy to get lost in the aesthetic and unique shapes of how many are available on the market today.  But it’s also important to remember that shape has a lot to do with the type of experience you’ll have when dabbing. A good rule of thumb is to remember that less air means more flavor, which is why choosing the right kind is an essential part of your smoking experience.  If you don’t know where to start, this guide will hel...

Picking Out a Glass Bubbler

Picking Out a Glass Bubbler

If you're looking for a smoking device that delivers smooth hits, look no further than glass bubblers. Glass bubblers are one of the best ways to smoke dry herbs because the glass filters and cools the smoke, resulting in a smooth, flavorful puff. There are many reasons to use a bubbler over other methods of smoking dry herbs. If you're thinking about switching to a bubbler, consider the following benefits before making your purchase. What Are Glass Bubblers Used For? Glass bubblers are mainl...

How Much Water Do You Put in a Bong?

How Much Water Do You Put in a Bong?

Seasoned smokers know that the perfect amount of water in a bong can make all the difference. Too much water, and you'll take a lungful of liquid – too little and your hit will be harsh and unforgiving. But knowing the perfect amount of water to put in your water pipes can be challenging if you're not a seasoned smoker. The good news is that we've got you covered: From how much water to add to finding just the right temperature, this guide shares everything you need to know about filling your...

Best Ways to Pack a Water Pipe Bowl or Flower Bowl

The Best Ways to Pack a Bowl Whether you are a seasoned smoker or just looking to try something new, packing your herb in a pipe or bowl correctly is crucial for comfortable consumption. In addition, the type of bowl that you pack in can change the taste and effects during consumption. In this article, we will discuss how to grind up — and the right way to pack a bowl properly — if you’re looking for maximum flavor and effect. We'll also talk about some different types of bowls and how you sh...

MJ Arsenal Holiday Gift Guide

MJ Arsenal Holiday Gift Guide

MJ Arsenal Holiday Gifts: Our Best Dab Gifts Stocking stuffers are a great way to give a little something extra — and an even better way to give a gift without spending a ton of money. So, if you're looking for the perfect way to gift your friends some useful gear this holiday season, then your search is over.  Look no further than MJ Arsenal's top-selling dab tools and rigs. The Martian Blunt Bubbler Let's go to Mars and kick it in style! This Martian bubbler is out of this world. This b...

What is a fully fused banger and why should I care?

What is a fully fused banger and why should I care?

What is a Fully Fused Banger and Why Should I Care? For their compact sizes, bangers play a big role in delivering an optimal dabbing experience. Glassmakers can’t just fuse together two pieces of quartz and call it a day — it takes very precise, careful work to craft a piece that provides superior quality and durability. The trouble is that since so many bangers look similar, it’s hard to know when you’re getting a premium product. Without a good banger, your dab rig is a functionless piece ...

The Benefits of Using Terp Pearls/Banger Beads

The Benefits of Using Terp Pearls/Banger Beads

The Benefits of Using Terp Pearls With so many new dab accessories being introduced all the time, it can be hard to know what gear you should actually purchase and what is just another marketing gimmick. Rest assured, terp pearls are the real deal. You can use them to get more from your concentrates, making them worth the price. Terp pearls, or dab gems, are a great way to get the most out of your concentrates. Their function offers several benefits: They're easy to use, don't require water, ...

The Smoker's Essential Dab Tools

The Smoker's Essential Dab Tools

As a smoker, there are many tools out there designed to help you enjoy your favorite botanicals. However, one of the most important items is the dab rig, made for smoking concentrates and oils.  Getting all the right dab tools can be difficult if you don't know what to look for. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the most essential dab tools for smokers and how to select the best dab rigs for an enjoyable experience every time.   Dab Rigs  The term "rig" refers to an alternative water pi...

Why We Use 10mm Quartz

Why We Use 10mm Quartz

Why We Use 10mm Quartz Quartz is one of the most popular materials used in pipe manufacturing. It's a hard, inert material that doesn't break down over time, and it can withstand high temperatures. This makes it perfect for making pipes where the tobacco burns at high temperatures. However, the sheer variety of water pipes and dab rigs available today can make it hard to know which material is best for your needs. This blog post will break down the benefits of 10mm quartz bangers and nails, s...

Why Dabbing with Quartz Bangers is the Best Way to Consume

If you’ve gained an interest in dabbing, you already know that dab rigs are the best way to consume because of their ability to provide potent and flavorful hits. After choosing the right dab rig for you, it’s time to select a banger that will last you for years to come. Shopping for a banger should not be taken lightly: Your banger determines the temperature range you can use, the flavor effects of the concentrate, and the smoothness of each hit. Meeting all of these standards is no easy tas...